According to the country director for UN Joint Action Against HIV/AIDS, support from the Global Fund has helped to cut the number of new HIV infections by 45% worldwide.
Zekeng stated at the 7th replenishment preconference on Saturday in Abuja that the Global Fund was crucial in the fight against HIV.
The Global Fund, which is crucial to UNAIDS and the HIV response, will play a significant role in our collective response to AIDS as a public health concern by 2030.
“Global Fund offers funding to over 100 nations to prepare and respond to the AIDS epidemic,” he said. “Global Fund represents 25% of the international funding for the HIV response.”
The head of UNAIDS praised the Fund for saving lives all over the world and doing what was previously thought to be impossible.
He claims that the effects of GF have resulted in a 65% decrease in the overall number of AIDS-related deaths.
Having access to therapy has allowed HIV-positive people to live their lives as freely as HIV-negative people, he continued.
Zekeng reaffirmed UNAIDS’ commitment to ongoing cooperation with GF in order to advance health systems, bolster health infrastructure, and increase the ability of health professionals.
The country director expressed hope that by 2030, the world will have given the GF at least the 18 billion dollars it need to combat the AIDS pandemic and other fatal diseases.
He urged donors and recipient nations to unite in the battle for what mattered by carrying out the 7th GF replenishment successfully.
The 7th Replenishment conference of the GF will take place in the United States later in September, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
It is anticipated that the international community would move decisively to safeguard everyone and every place against the most deadly infectious illnesses, including TB, malaria, and HIV.
The goal of the intervention is to increase pandemic preparation, create resilient and sustainable health systems, and increase global equity.